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Re: Netpbm

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Netpbm
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2013 15:02:31 +0100
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Andreas Enge <address@hidden> skribis:

> Am Samstag, 19. Januar 2013 schrieb Ludovic Courtès:
>> Andreas Enge <address@hidden> skribis:
>> > Could someone else please test the package?
>> I just tried, and it builds perfectly as
>> /nix/store/agjc4rdsvi4wvbz6dymgid5pb85nqcf7-netpbm-10.61.01.
> Thanks! For me also, it builds well, but I cannot install it:
> $ guix-package -i netpbm
> error: build failed: build of `/nix/store/h2s02132641hvaqr03q96i97dydlqm4i-
> user-environment.drv' failed.

Can you run it with --verbose?

>> As for the source tarball: could you add a comment that specifies from
>> which revision it was obtained?
> Well, it was simply obtained from the download link of the "Advanced" field 
> at
>    http://netpbm.sourceforge.net/getting_netpbm.php
> The link is
>    http://netpbm.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/netpbm/advanced?view=tar
> which would download a tarball with the name "advanced?view=tar", and with 
> the hash changing every time (I did not understand why). So I downloaded it 
> manually and renamed it. It is really an official release with a regular 
> version number, not simply an svn/git checkout. The version number is 
> recorded in a file in the tarball (which was part of the download, I did 
> not add anything).

OK, it’s probably a generated tarball from a checkout.  Can you just add
these links to the file?

>> (Eventually, we’ll have an ‘subversion-fetch’ method, in addition to
>> ‘url-fetch’, which could be used in such situations.)
> Before that, https would be nice!

Yes, it’s in the pipeline.  :-)


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